Topstone Park

Simpaug Turnpke
Redding, CT 06896

Redding's Topstone Park is more than just a place to swim in the summertime; Topstone offers so much more, like  year-round picnicking, hiking and nature study. Plus, this year some new improvements will make visiting the park an even more enjoyable occasion. Many people use a stroll on the trails as an opportunity to walk their dog. With the creation a few years ago of our small waterfront area known as "Magee's Swimming Hole," your dog can romp off the leash and go for a swim even after beach season  begins. There are also grills, picnic tables, and basketball hoops available for use in the off season. Residents may also apply for beach party or overnight camping permits on weekends.

Once summer season begins, our beautiful 280 acre facility offers a superb sand beach and guarded swimming area as well as use of the Park and Recreation  Department's fleet of fun watercraft. We have kayaks, paddleboats and canoes for your enjoyment free of chargewith admission to the park. In addition this summer, we'll be offering a wide variety of new special programs hosted by our lifeguards, residents and invited guests such as outdoor lectures, family fun nights and contests to win prizes.

The Park will be open on weekends starting June 5th and on weekdays after school gets out. The Topstone beach season closes when school begins again in late August, but will reopen for Labor Day Weekend.  

In 2010 we're encouraging you to use Topstone Park, so the entrance gate will be open during the day from October 1 to about May 15, allowing patrons to conveniently drive up to the main parking lot.

However, during the late summer and early fall, the gate will remain closed to discourage and impede easy access to unguarded swimming.

Topstone Park will open for the season on weekends only beginning June 5-6 and on weekdays Topstone Parkbeginning June 23rd.  Season passes are available at the Park and Rec. office for $45 per adult, $35 per child or $100 for a family. Seniors pay only $20.00 for a season pass.

Topstone 2010 Park Hours

Weekends & Holidays
10AM-7PM   starting June 5-6

10:00AM-8:00PM  June 23 - July 30
10:00AM-7:00PM  Beginning August 2

Closed 9/1-9/3
Open Labor Day weekend 9/4 - 9/6

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